Region: Greater London East Midlands North West North East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: School Trip Transport

Address: Refer to Network Map for various Stations, ,

Contact: 03457 125 678 option 4



East Midlands Trains run fast and frequent services to London from stations across the East Midlands as well as regular services between Liverpool and Norwich and local lines throughout the East Midlands.  With discounts for group travel and a highly knowledgeable Group Travel Team on hand to assist, East Midlands Trains can help with a variety of group travel needs.

Please provide a link to your transport network and also write information about which venues and places are easily accessible using your network.

There are a number of major cities across the East Midlands Trains network including London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Norwich, as well as a number of local towns and countryside villages. 

To view the complete East Midlands Trains network please visit:


why you are great for educational visits?

With a wide range of places to visit across our network and with special fares available for children and students as part of our group discount options, travelling with East Midlands Trains provides a convenient and low cost way to travel in a group.  Plus with our helpful Group Travel Team on hand to answer your questions and take the stress away, travelling in a group by train is easier than you think.


Are you on twitter or facebook?

What size groups do they cater for?

We cater for groups of any size, whether your group consists of just a few, an entire carriage or more.

Are your drivers CRB checked?

East Midlands Trains drivers are not C.R.B / D.B.S checked, however all customer facing employees, both on board our services and at stations, are C.R.B / D.B.S checked.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Prior permission is needed for the use of photography or video/audio filming at any of our stations and on board our trains.


How do you arrange a risk assessment?

East Midlands Trains do not provide risk assessments.  All risk assessments must be carried out/arranged by the Group Travel Organiser.

Who is the best person to contact for further information or to book? What is their name and contact details?

To book your group travel with East Midlands Trains or to find out further information please contact our Group Travel Team on 0345 125 678, selecting option 2 and option 2 again.


What does it cost?

We know that as a school or college you need to keep the costs down when planning your educational trips; so with you in mind we have introduced heavily discounted fares for children and students.

* We also have discounted fares available to groups of ten or more on selected routes, so if your group is unable to benefit from child and student fares, you could still receive great discounts.

* Children must be aged 15 or under.  Students must be aged 16-19.

What facilities are available on board?

All our trains are fitted with toilet facilities and services along our London route and Liverpool – Norwich route also benefit from on board catering facilties.  Furthermore, our London route also offers WiFi available complimentary in First Class and available at a charge in Standard Class.


Are there disabled facilities on board?

Disabled access is available on all our trains.  If required, assistance can be arranged at both our stations and on board our trains.  To request passenger assistance please speak to your Group Travel advisor.


Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

“I would like to say a big thank you - your people, communication, listening skills are amazing, I would recommend East Midlands Trains to every one I know, with your gold standard service. Once again a big thank you!”

Jacqui Taylor

Is there anything else that you would want those booking to know?

Our Groups products come packed with benefits, below are just a few:

•    All parties can be seated together

•    Book all your tickets in one simple step

•    You can easily add underground or bus tickets for your onward journeys when booking

•    We have various payment methods available for you to choose from and never charge you for  using your credit card

•    We can post your train tickets to you free of charge

•    Wherever possible special requests can be accommodated.

•    All railcards are valid against the relevant fares even on top of our discounts

•    No traffic jams, no designated driver missing out on the fun!

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Type of Transport: Trains